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Multiple celebration scenarios await world champions in Argentina

Monday, December 19th 2022 - 10:55 UTC
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More than a million fans celebrate at the obelisk in Buenos Aires after the final game More than a million fans celebrate at the obelisk in Buenos Aires after the final game

Argentine President Alberto Fernández and Security Minister Aníbal Fernández have been discussing the national football team's return from Qatar with the World Cup in the bag. But neither of them knows exactly what to expect or prepare for.

Most players are reluctant to have their images used for political gain as if trying to link a sporting achievement to any success on the part of the government. Hence, whatever the players decide is what shall be done, according to Casa Rosada sources.

Aerolíneas Argentinas' Flight AR1915 was due to leave Doha's airport at 3 am Monday local time for Rome's Fiumicino before flying on to Ezeiza, but it was way behind schedule, according to the website. It was also the most-tracked flight of all. It took off from Qatar at around 4.45 am, Argentine time (GMT -3).

Since the team would not be arriving until late Monday at the earliest, Argentine authorities were reportedly considering the possibility of declaring a national holiday Tuesday por the people to participate in the celebrations, with large mobilizations expected nationwide, in addition to Sunday's jubilee.

Federal security forces are reportedly working on a similar operation to the one implemented in July 2021, when the national team returned from Brazil after winning the Copa América.

The Aerolíneas Argentinas flight is expected to arrive at Ezeiza's VIP section where players would go through internal immigration booths and then board the bus on the tarmac.

Casa Rosada authorities are making arrangements in case the players wish to stop by, it was.

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  • border rover

    But as you well know Taenk you tried to do just that and failed miserably! Concentrate on the football, it's all that's left for a once great country. Doesn't pay the bills though does it??

    Dec 19th, 2022 - 11:46 am +1
  • border rover

    Sorry Taenk, your english is so idiosyncratic that I don't really understand what you are saying, although if all your many contributions to this site are anything to go by you rarely have anything worthwhile to say.
    As far as Brasileiro's opening comment goes he seems to have forgotten that it was great European colonial power thst created his country, he actually still speaks their language - well, sort of!

    Dec 19th, 2022 - 12:39 pm +1
  • Monkeymagic


    Latinos in South America are colonialists, English people in England are not.

    Dec 19th, 2022 - 03:10 pm +1
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